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Mel Kiper ranks Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa over Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones


Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa are considered to be the top two quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft, and ESPN’s Mel Kiper seems to believe they are better than last year’s first two quarterbacks taken. While answering questions from fans, Kiper ranked Burrow and Tagovailoa ahead of Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones.

For months, Burrow has been the presumptive No. 1 pick to the Cincinnati Bengals. After Burrow is off of the board, most scouts believe that Tagovailoa will hear his name called.

As for Murray, he was the No. 1 pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, making his way to the Arizona Cardinals. Then, in a surprising move, the New York Giants selected Jones with the No. 6 pick in last year’s draft.

When asked where Murray and Jones would rank in this year’s draft, Kiper slotted them below Burrow and Tagoviloa. Of those four quarterbacks, Kiper had Burrow, Tagovailoa, Murray, and Jones — in that order.

While Murray was ranked as the third-best quarterback, Kiper even had Justin Herbert ahead of Jones. At the least, Jones was inserted ahead of Jordan Love.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jones would be ranked lower than the others, considering that he was projected as a possible second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Also, it seems that Kiper values experience, with Burrow and Tagovailoa starting in the last two seasons. Despite being the No. 1 pick last offseason, Murray started in just one season at Oklahoma.

Similar to most seasons, it’s going to be interesting to see how everything unfolds with this year’s NFL Draft class of quarterbacks. Regardless of the buzz surrounding Murray in 2019, Kiper thinks more highly of Burrow and Tagovailoa in 2020.